Thales Alenia Space architects design and deliver high technology solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures.
Governments and private industry alike count on Thales Alenia Space to design satellite-based systems that provide anytime, anywhere connections and positioning, monitor our planet, enhance management of its resources, and explore our Solar System and beyond.
Thales Alenia Space sees space as a new horizon, helping to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth.
A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space also teams up with Telespazio to form the parent companies’ Space Alliance, which offers a complete range of services. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues of approximately 2.15 billion euros in 2019 and has around 7,700 employees in nine countries.
Thales Alenia Space has delivered the current THOR-6 satellite, operated by Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, which was launched in October 2009. It carries equipment offering both TV- and telecommunication services in the Nordic & Baltics, East & Central Europe and the Middle East.
Thales Alenia Space is a close partner of the European Space Agency (ESA) and a major contributor to the International Space Station (ISS) and the future Lunar Gateway.
Norwegians around the globe use our technology regularly, whether they use the Galileo navigation satellites or the Iridium NEXT satellite communication network.
Thor-6 satellite launched into space on October 29th 2009. It remains active under the ownership of Telenor Satellite Broadcasting.